Mrs. Pittman's Class Update

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring Picture Day tomorrow!!

Just wanted to make sure everyone is aware that we have Spring Pictures tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15th. Students brought home flyers, but wanted to reach out and make sure you are aware!!

Expert Project!!!

Our Social Studies Expert Project was originally due tomorrow, but I have pushed the due date back one day so that it is due on Wednesday, March 14th. Students have information that was sent home weeks ago, but they also have a rubric of what needs to be in the project. They need to have a visual (such as a diorama, a model, a tri-fold board, or a powerpoint or prezi), they need a 4-5 paragraph paper with their research information and they need to dress somewhat like their character or event. On Wednesday afternoon, we will hold a LIVING MUSEUM for other 5th grade students and for some lower grade students. This is always an exciting day!!

What We Are Learning This Week

Math- Coordinate Planes

Reading- Non-Fiction Text Skills and Text Features

Writing- Referencing Important Information from 2 different articles and citing that information

Science- Electricity/ Magnetism

Social Studies- Finishing Up World War II

Report Cards Come Home This Friday

Quarter 3 Report Cards will be coming home this Friday in your child's Friday Folder. Please take out the Report Card and all the information that is in the envelope and p-lease send the signed envelope back to school so we can send it home with the last report card of the year in May.

GMAS Practice

Last Thursday, I sent home a Blue Paper with a golden yellow slip attached to it. This is HW for this week. There is information for your children to go onto the GOFAR website and practice GMAS questions. Students should complete 2 tests in each subject over the course of the week and then bring the blue page back in of Friday with a signature from a parent or guardian. These tests will help get your student ready to succeed on the state testing that we do each April.